Top Army Sources: MS Dhoni’s request to train with the Indian Army has been approved by General Bipin Rawat. He would train with the Parachute Regiment battalion. Some part of the training is also expected to take place in J&K. Army won't allow Dhoni to be part of any active Op. pic.twitter.com/jMCHExc9JS— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2019
Post India's exit from Cricket World Cup 2019, a plethora of MS Dhoni retiring news started floating in the (social) media. Even Bollywood personalities like singer Lata Mangeskar and Javed Akhtar too took to their Twitter handles to ask Dhoni to reconsider his retirement plans. Post his performance during the World Cup tournament, the buzz around his retirement has become only stronger but now it looks like nothing of that sorts is going to happen as he is not going to quietly leave International cricket yet.
According to a TOI report, Mahi is not retiring for now but he has been told that he’s not in the scheme of things. A source told TOI, "He (Dhoni) has told Prasad that he's not retiring for now. However, he has been told that he’s not in the scheme of things. We’re going ahead with the youngsters. He told us to go ahead with our plans. That’s why in the presser, Prasad said that we’re looking ahead now. Now, it’s up to him if he wants to retire today, tomorrow, or whenever he wants to."
Away from all this news, as he isn't part of the upcoming West Indies Tour, Dhoni has sought permission to train with a battalion of the Indian Army’s Parachute Regiment for two months and has been approved by Army chief General Bipin Rawat, according to ANI.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni played a crucial role in the 2019 World Cup in London. The cricketer picked up the drowning batting team along with Ravindra Jadeja after the loss of many wickets during the semi-finals against New Zealand.
The cricketer scored a brilliant half-century, but despite the efforts, the team lost the semi’s by a margin of 18 runs and New Zealand entered the finals against the England Cricket team. England took the 2019 Cup home after a head-on match against New Zealand.
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